Business Development Proposal Specialist
Orange County, CA | Direct Hire
Law firm seeks a Proposal Specialist for the Marketing and Development department to work at either the Los Angeles or Orange County branch office. This position requires 4 years of experience in proposal development, writing, and management in a professional services environment. The Proposal Specialist will play a key role in business development efforts by developing competitive, high-quality RFP responses, proposals, pitch materials and presentations. Candidate will provide RFP analysis and pursuit planning from production of proposal materials through interview presentation deliverables. This position reports to the Business Development Manager and is a blend of strategizing, writing, proofing, and project management. Candidate will be responsible for reviewing RFPs, managing the evaluation process, collaborating with proposal leads and business development managers to understand the nature of the opportunity, the business and legal issues the prospective client is facing, and strategizing on how to communicate competitive advantages. The Proposal Specialist will work closely with attorneys, business development staff, and various administrative departments to gather content, client data, statistics, and competitive intelligence, establishing a work plan leading up to proposal submission. Candidate will be prepare content and graphics (tables, graphs) to enhance overall appeal; writing and producing various types of marketing collateral, including proposals, interview presentations, supporting materials, and brochures for pitch meetings and templates; and archiving proposal content to experience database as part of proposal completion procedure. Proposal Specialist will track completed proposals and maintain statistics; and coach attorneys and present at practice group meetings on proposal best practices, guidelines and standards. Candidate will work with other business development and marketing staff to identify creative new ways to enhance proposal and presentation products. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A Bachelor’s degree and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) proficiency is required. Law firm experience is a plus. Excellent communication skills, including strong editing and proofreading capabilities are essential. Flexibility and creativity to respond productively to the individualized needs of attorneys is also required. The Proposal Specialist must be a dependable team player able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Strong client service and exceptional time management skills, and the ability to organize and prioritize multiple, simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment are also necessary.
Kent Daniels and Associates is a legal staffing service specializing in the placement of temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time regular employees in law firms and corporate legal departments in Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area. We staff all positions in law firms and all three shifts - day, swing and graveyard. Kent Daniels was established in 1986, giving us 31 years of experience finding candidates legal jobs in law firms in the LA area.
Applicants will be considered in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local laws.